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Hayu Is A New, All-Reality Streaming Service Launching In Australia Next Month

There’s a new subscription streaming service coming to Australia. It’s called Hayu, it’s launching in March, and it will only screen reality TV like Keeping up with the Kardashians, Made In Chelsea, and Real Housewives. Only. Reality. TV.

Yes, this is really happening.


The Entire New Top Gear Team Has Been Announced

The entire, six (or seven) person team of the new and re-invented Top Gear has been revealed. Here’s who you’ll be watching.


Thursday's Biggest Stories: Complex Star Wars, New Movies, Dallas Buyers Club For Free

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s biggest stories in one place for you to easily check out. If you’ve been off the grid all day, jump in here and catch up on current events.

Computer Analysis Reveals The Stunning Complexity Of The Star Wars Expanded Universe The Star Wars expanded universe is huge. Really huge.

Coming Soon: X-Men Apocalypse, High Rise, The Jungle Book This week: Super Bowl TV spots everywhere, High Rise gets its full trailer and The Jungle Book is looking pretty damn fine.

Watch Dallas Buyers Club For Free Today, Legally Yesterday, lawyers acting for the rightsholders to Dallas Buyers Club dropped their case against iiNet, giving up on petitioning for the user details of 4726 alleged pirates.

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Coming Soon: X-Men Apocalypse, High Rise, The Jungle Book

Welcome to the trailer park! This week: Super Bowl TV spots everywhere, High Rise gets its full trailer and The Jungle Book is looking pretty damn fine.


Watch Dallas Buyers Club For Free Today, Legally

Yesterday, lawyers acting for the rightsholders to Dallas Buyers Club dropped their case against iiNet, giving up on petitioning for the user details of 4726 alleged pirates. We’ve had a few tweets and comments from people saying they would download Dallas Buyers Club in celebration of the verdict, and we think that’s just rude. Instead, how about you watch it for free legally?


Fitmodo: Controlling Machines With Your Mind, What Age Does To Sperm Health

Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.

This week: controlling machines with your mind, how age damages sperm, a new diet to help fight diabetes and suturing wounds with lasers.


Gabe Newell Turns Into Santa, Gives Out HTC Vives

Video: Gabe Newell is a nice guy. We already know that from reading Portal 2: The Final Hours, a story in which described Newell’s response to a chronically sick employee offering to resign: “Your job is to get better. That is your job description at Valve.” The company, too, is infamous for the freedom it gives its employees to work on special projects. GabeN has completed his metamorphosis from good boss to Santa, though, giving out HTC Vive VR headsets to developers like they’re Christmas presents.


Australian Researchers Develop Low Carb, High Protein And Fat Diet That Fights Diabetes

Adelaide researchers have developed a diet and exercise program which has proven to be highly effective in reducing the burden of type 2 diabetes, with an average 40 per cent reduction in medication levels. The diet incorporates an eating pattern that is very low in carbohydrates and higher in protein and unsaturated fats.


Iron Boy, Australia's Own Superhero, Is Fighting Crime In Sydney Today

NSW Police has teamed up with Make A Wish Australia to turn a sick boy’s day into something out of a movie: today, Iron Boy will take to the skies in a police helicopter, rescue a damsel in distress on Sydney Harbour, and battle crooks at the Opera House.


Netflix Geo-Blocking Crackdown Hits PayPal Users

The game of cat and mouse between Netflix and those customers trying to sneak into watching content from overseas libraries has taken an interesting turn, with e-payments service PayPal refusing to process payments from at least one virtual private network (VPN) provider.


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